Police Department

brookfield-police-patchMission Statement

The Brookfield Police Department is committed to preserving and improving the quality of life making the Village a safer, more pleasant place to live, work or visit.

We continually strive to enhance our tradition of providing excellent police service while processing a mutual respect with the community. This is achieved by maintaining the highest standards of honesty and integrity through consistent and impartial enforcement of the law. We believe that public safety and crime reduction can only occur when the police and the community work together as a team

Brookfield Police Department

8820 Brookfield Avenue
Brookfield IL 60513
Non-Emergency Phone 708-485-8131
Fax 708-485-2106

The Police Department is located at the east side of the Village Hall and is staffed 24 hours a day.


Chief of Police

  • James L. Episcopo

Deputy Chief of Police

  • Edward A. Petrak

Lieutenants

  • Lt. James Burdett (Investigations)
  • Lt. James Mihalik (Patrol)

Detectives

  • Sgt. Robert Palos
  • Kevin Hartnett
  • Brian Jelinek

Records Department

  • Lori Wleklinski

The Brookfield Police Department has 30 sworn police officers, 5 auxiliary officers, 8 civilian employees, and 18 crossing guards. We provide security for all village events as well as serve and protect the citizens of the community. We were one of the first towns in the Midwest region to implement the 911 emergency systems. We are proud of our community and do our best to make this a safe town to live and raise a family.


Citizen’s Police Academy in Brookfield

The Brookfield Police Department will soon host the sixth “Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA).”  The Citizen’s Police Academy is open to all citizens and business owners in the Village of Brookfield, 18 years of age or older.  Applicants should be in good health; however, no physical activity is required.

The goals of the Citizen’s Police Academy are:

  1. Bring a greater understanding of the role of a police officer
  2. Develop a trusting partnership with the community
  3. Expand the knowledge of laws and police procedures
  4. Enhance involvement with the community and police department

Some of the topics that will be covered in class are:

  1. Self-Defense
  2. Traffic Stops / DUI Enforcement
  3. Terrorism
  4. Firearms
  5. Investigations
  6. Criminal Law and Patrol Techniques
  7. Auto Theft
  8. SWAT

When a CPA session is in progress we will usually meet every Thursday night for ten weeks. Classes typically will run from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Police Department, 8820 Brookfield Avenue. Completion of the CPA does not grant individuals police powers, but will provide an informative overview of the fundamentals of police operations.

Anyone interested in participating in the CPA can obtain an application, at the police department 24 hours a day or visit the Village website www.brookfieldil.gov and download an application which must be returned to the police department in person. There is no cost for participation. A routine background check will be conducted on all applicants. Additionally, a waiver of liability must be signed by each participant. If you would like more information on this program, please contact Lt. Ed Petrak 708-485-1742 at the Brookfield Police Department. Space in the Citizen’s Police Academy is limited and participation will be at the discretion of the Brookfield Police Department.

Click here to download the application!

Our next 10 week session will be from February 23rd, 2017 through April 27th, 2017.

Fill out the application above and sign up today!!!


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Reminder from the Chief

This is a notice to the residents of Brookfield that any solicitations from The Brookfield Police Department will only be conducted with approval from the Chief of Police.